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Ex-Nokia Employees Take On The Smartphone Market With Jolla

Some ex-Nokia employees have joined forces to create a new handset that runs on a new smartphone platform, that is based on software discarded by Nokia back in 2011.
The members of the team have started their own company and joined up with a major Finnish network. Together they have created the Jolla phone (pronounced Yol-la), and is powered by the open-source operating system Sailfish.
Currently there are only 450 Jolla phones available and the majority of them are ear-marked for customers who pre-ordered them. However co-founder of the company Marc Dillom has said that the plan is to ramp up manufacturing.

He went on to explain that the idea behind the Jolla phone is to offer a more “open” approach to using smartphones.
“There’s different opportunities for people to get apps form different places, different stores,” he said. “We’ve created a world-class platform. Users will be getting more choice.”
This flies in the face of Apple and Android devices, which have a relatively closed system…

Draw Electronic Circuits With This Ballpoint Pen

Electroninks Incorporated, originally part of a research lab for the University of Illinois, has developed a rollerball pen that allows you to create fully functioning circuits through silver conductive ink.
Circuit Scribe means that you can draw electroinc circuits and then test a prototype concept, all without the use of wires, boards or soldering. You need only to start drawing and then you can try out your design with nothing more than a coin battery and an LED. And because the water-based ink dries instantly, you can start testing a freshly drawn circuit straight away.

The idea behind the Circuit Scribe is to get as many people as possible educated about electroincs, giving all ages the potential to learn about circuitry. It can even help tech enthusiasts create their own quick prototypes.

There is a selection of components which are on offer, from simple buzzers and LED lights to the more complex photo sensors and potentiometers. It can also be used as a tool for hackers because it…

Internet Download Manager 6.18 Build 9

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PowerArchiver 14.02 Beta 1

PowerArchiver offers hundreds of features, yet remains easy to use, small and fast. Novice users will find a familiar interface complete with tutorial and detailed help, while more experienced users can take advantage of full Explorer integration, multiple encryption methods and advanced compression algorithms.

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Download Accelerator Plus

DAP is a consumer application that accelerates your downloads using SPEEDbit's patented multi-channel technology. While you download, DAP ensures your computer is using maximum bandwidth by downloading from parallel mirror sites.

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HTC One Max: Does Size Matter?

The HTC One has been a very popular Android phone, mainly due to the fact that it has a stunning display, an industrious build and features some top specifications. So when HTC released the One Max handset it would be logical to think that bigger is better, or is it? Does size matter?
By comparing the One Max with the original HTC One handset, as well as other popular devices, we can find out whether HTC have been able to improve on its successful smartphone.

There is no arguing that with a 5.9-inch screen, a weight of 7.65 ounzes and measuring 6.47 x 3.24 x 0.40-inches, the HTC One Max is one of the biggest phones out there. Even when compared next to the Nokia Lumia 1520, it’s large. But does it make a difference?
Well the original HTC One and the One Max have the same LCD 3 scrren and 1080p resolution. Where as the One is smaller and therefore squeeze in 469 pixels per inch, the One Max stretches the resolution over a bigger screen and achieves 373 pixels per inch. This is by n…


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NASA Developing Anti-Bug Airplane Wings

NASA is looking at new ways of combatting the problem of bugs in its systems. I’m not talking about computer bugs but actual insects, which can cause an increase in fuel consumption and pollutants when they spatter onto planes and other vehicles.
Researchers at NASA, known as the ‘Bug Team’, have been testing various coatings in a bid to reduce the amount of insect guts left on commercial airplanes. It is hoped that if the amount of contamination can be reduced, then it could possibly result in lower flight costs.

Airplanes are subjected to the same onslaught from flying creatures much the same as a car windscreen. As these bug remains build up on the wings of an airplane, they disrupt the flow of air over the wings, creating a slight drag. This causes the plane to use slightly more fuel to reach the same speed that it would if the wings didn’t contain the corpses of bugs.
Using NASA Langley’s HU-25C Falcon aircraft, the team tested eight different coatings during takeoffs, landings and …

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Maxthon Cloud Browser

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Auslogics Disk Defrag

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